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The Resource East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Edward A. Alpers

East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Edward A. Alpers

Label
East Africa and the Indian Ocean
Title
East Africa and the Indian Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Edward A. Alpers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For centuries, East Africa has played a central role within the Indian Ocean world. The Arabs built the first trade networks there; these were laid siege to by the Portuguese in the sixteenth century, followed by British colonialists in the nineteenth century. An interregional trade linked different subregions of East Africa to other Indian Ocean economies. For example, Hindu merchants from Gujarat played a leading role in the ivory trade of East Africa during the past four centuries. In the nineteenth century, Zanzibar became a major center of the Asian slave trade. While slave trading, slave raiding, and their consequences provide one thematic focus of this book, the author also demonstrates that Indian Ocean commercial networks were much more complex in the range of products exchanged, including luxury goods and staple food items, as well as enforced labor. Islam provided yet another connective tissue linking East Africa to the Indian Ocean world and served as a cultural matrix through which popular beliefs and practices were transmitted. This book offers an eye-opening perspective on an often neglected area of world history."--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
303.48/267601824
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT432.4.I5
LC item number
A47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Edward A. Alpers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gujarat and the trade of East Africa, c. 1500-1800 -- The western Indian Ocean as a regional food network in the nineteenth century -- Indian Ocean Africa: the island factor -- Muqdisho in the nineteenth century: a regional perspective -- Futa Benaadir: continuity and change in the traditional cotton textile industry of southern Somalia, c. 1840-1980 -- "Ordinary household chores": ritual and power in a nineteenth-century Swahili women's spirit possession cult -- Madagascar and Mozambique in the nineteenth century: the era of the Sakalava raids (1800-1820) -- A complex relationship: Mozambique and the Comoro Islands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Littoral Society in the Mozambique Channel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9781558764521
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn260254252
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn567296889
Label
East Africa and the Indian Ocean, Edward A. Alpers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-234) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Gujarat and the trade of East Africa, c. 1500-1800 -- The western Indian Ocean as a regional food network in the nineteenth century -- Indian Ocean Africa: the island factor -- Muqdisho in the nineteenth century: a regional perspective -- Futa Benaadir: continuity and change in the traditional cotton textile industry of southern Somalia, c. 1840-1980 -- "Ordinary household chores": ritual and power in a nineteenth-century Swahili women's spirit possession cult -- Madagascar and Mozambique in the nineteenth century: the era of the Sakalava raids (1800-1820) -- A complex relationship: Mozambique and the Comoro Islands in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries -- Littoral Society in the Mozambique Channel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9781558764521
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008042923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn260254252
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn567296889

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
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